The Hollister Downtown Association is made up of four sub-committees that work diligently to pursue the goals and mission of the Association as well as ensure that the Association runs smoothly.
Members of each committee are concerned, involved business people just like you! Contact Executive Director, Brenda Weatherly, if you are interested in participating on any one of these committees! We'd love to have your input!
The Organization Committee meets the second Friday of each month and is responsible for managing the financial and logistical aspects of the association. Their scope of work includes fund, volunteer, and membership development.
Chair - Open
Current committee members: Kathleen Sheridan (Sally Street Studios), Kathy Johnson (Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation), Marie Hoffman (Redbeard Communications), Brenda Weatherly (HDA), Jeana Arnold (HDA)
Meeting on the first Thursday of each month, the Promotion Committee creates a positive image of our Historic Downtown to attract customers and rekindle community pride. The committee works diligently to create interesting events in our downtown to continue to attract visitors. This committee also has several sub-committees that are responsible for organizing the various downtown events such as the Street Festival, Lights On, etc.
Chair - Marie Hoffman (Redbeard Communications)
Current committee members: Christine Black (City of Hollister), Julie Canciamille (Union Bank), Teri Escamilla (HDA), Jan Holthouse (Muenzer's Keys & Teez), Mindy Sotelo (SBC Farm Bureau), Juli Vieira (SBC Chamber of Commerce), Brenda Weatherly (HDA), Jeana Arnold (HDA)
Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, the Design Committee enhances the visual qualities of our Historic Downtown by directing their efforts towards physical elements such as landscaping, storefronts, painting, displays, planters, etc. These volunteers create color schemes for buildings, landscape plans for parking lots, and building maintenance guides. They also work with historical preservation issues and help educate property owners.
Chair - Joy Rice (Studio J Decor)
Current committee members: Julie Corrigan, Anne Hall (San Benito Engineering & Surveying), Tricia Harvey (Joshua Inn Bed & Breakfast), Gordon Machado (Rustic Turtle Embroidery Works), Abraham Prado (City Planning), Brenda Weatherly (HDA)
Meeting on the second Thursday of each month, the Economic Restructuring Committee strengthens the business district's economic assets by conducting surveys and gathering data to recruit new and existing businesses to our downtown. The committee is involved with recruiting new businesses and converting unused spaces into housing, offices, entertainment, and cultural facilities. This committee works to sharpen the competitiveness of local businesses by creating seminars and hosting speakers and workshops.
Chair - Bonnie Flores-Voropaeff (DL&G Printing)
Current committee members: Marilyn & Richard Ferreira (Intero Real Estate Services), Scott Fuller (San Juan Oaks Golf Course), Mary Gilbert (SBC COG), Gordon Machado (Rustic Turtle Embroidery Works), Jerry Muenzer (Muenzer's Cyclery & Sports Center), Mary Paxton (City of Hollister), Ray Pierce (Pierce Real Estate), Judy Rodriguez (Gavilan College), David Rubcic (City of Hollister Engineering Dept.), Brenda Weatherly (HDA), David Westrick (Hollister Police Dept.)